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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 05, 2014

Charles Will Alexander, 71, departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. He was born in Lookout Mountain, Ga., to the late John and Josie Alexander. He was also preceded in death by his son, Charley
Charles Alexander, 71, departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. He was born in Lookout Mountain, Ga., to the late John and Josie Alexander. He was also preceded in death by his son, Charlie Alexander;
James "Buddy" Fred Baugh, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at his home. Buddy was the owner of Baugh Trucking, Inc. He was a graduate of Scottsboro High
Christopher James Bearden, 31, died Sunday, Aug, 31, 2014. Survivors include mother and stepfather, Pamela (Junior) Cooper; father and stepmother, Timothy Bearden (Candi Lee Phillips); children, Annasen, Trayce and Ashlin Bearden; brother, Anthony Bearden;
John Edward Bingham, 66, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Jack was born in Kansas City, Mo. He had over 20 years in the United Sates Army, serving active duty and reserve.
Leler Blackmon, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday Sept. 4, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Joe Boring

Joe "Wilburn" Boring, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Survivors: wife, Bernice Boring; children; Joey Boring, Jimmy Boring, Renee Davis, Diane McKinney and Kaye Rahn; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday at

Doris Brock

Doris Jane Womac Brock, 80, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 2, 2014, at Life Care Center of Athens. Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastanalle Baptist Church. Burial in Eastanallee Cemetery. Visitation noon-2 p.m. Saturday
Johnny H. Cannon, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. He was a member of Christ Family Church and preceded in death by his daughter, Pat Cannon. Survivors include his

John Carson

John "Buddy" Allen Carson, 78, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at his residence. Survivors include wife, Rachel; sons, David, William and Steve; grandchildren; grat-grandchildren. Funeral at 11 a.m. CDT today at Moore-Cortner Chapel.

Sherry Carter

Sherry Brown Carter, 49, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at Huntsville hospital. Funeral is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel Burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Patti Childers

Patti Childers, 58, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at her residence. Condolences may be sent to In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church at 8645 East
Edie Eubanks-Fields passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. She has been an assistant, organizer, parent, screamer, life arranger, bungler, pauper and scrounger. She had a passion for poetry and family history, and has written two

J.B. Gass

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"Jake" Gass, 85, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at his residence. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Moore-Cortner Chapel.
Jeffrey Bernard Greene, 57, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. He was a graduate of Tyner High School. He enjoyed some of the simple pleasures in life. Mr. Greene was self-employed. He
Catherine Maxwell Groves, 88, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. She was a lifelong parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul and a Red Cross volunteer at Memorial Hospital for more than 30 years.
Willa Dean "Wish" Hall, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Hickory Valley Garden Club. She was
Adam Hardaway, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.r
Linda Ruth Hickman, 65, formerly of Decatur, Tenn., went to be one of Gods special angels on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Linda died peacefully at her home in Chattanooga. Linda was of
Ronald Tony Hinton, 52, passed away on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. He will be missed by his father, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Private services will be held in
Rosa Lee Howard, 83, passed away at her residence Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Howard was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church for many years. Later in life she moved
Maggie Mae Jordan, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in a local hospital. She was the 1st Lady of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church for over 40 years and served faithfully in many
e Rev. William Carl Lawrence, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Rev Carl retired from Red Food/ Bi-Lo as a manager. He was preceded in

Hiroko Mathis

Hiroko Toshimi Mathis died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at her home in Evensville. A native of Japan and a United States citizen, Hiroko was the daughter of the late Takashi and Tai Komatsu Toshimi. She
Yolanda Denise Parmes Montgomery, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in a local hospital. The body will lie-in-state at 10 a.m. today with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m. in
Sophath Nun Ouch, 68, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in a local hospital. He was employed as a machinist with Davis & Davis, Inc. for 30 years. He is survived
Ella Patterson Ella Mae Middleton Patterson, 79, departed this life on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at NHC Nursing Facility in Chattanooga. She was born on Aug. 2, 1935, in Talucah, in Morgan County, Ala., to

Helen Perkins

Helen Perkins, passed away on her 98th birthday, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic
Tyrone Danielle Pulliam, 33, of Chattanooga, passed Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Danny Reeves

Danny Ray Reeves, 47, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at his residence. Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 from Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin McCreless and Rev. Gary Don Kirk
Dr. Michael Renyard Richards, professer emeritus, passed away on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, with his wife, Julie, by his side. He was born in New York, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 1931, to
James W. "Jim" Richardson, 70, of Ooltewah, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at his home. He was the son of the late Walter and Reba Richardson and was preceded in death by his
Lorayne U. Riggle, 87, of Hixson, went to be with her precious Lord, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in a local hospital. Mrs. Riggle was a native of Rural Retreat, Va., and lived in Chattanooga since
Bobby Glenn Robinson, 80, of Ooltewah went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 after a long illness. He was born April 3, 1934 in Hamilton County, to the late J.C. and
Danny Joe Sanders, 59, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Survivors include son, Jason Sanders; brothers, Tony Sanders and Bruce Sanders; sisters, Vickie McCollum, Debbie Gogan, Sherri Bynum, JoAnn Roberts; several nieces and nephews. Danny

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Patrick Serge Sr., 92, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m.CDT today and the funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, Sept. 6, from Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson.
Ruby Lee Butts Shropshire, 93 passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. She attended Chattanooga Public Schools and graduated from Chattanooga Community College. She worked with Human Services and Senior

Juanita Silver

Juanita Pauline Silver, 77, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Hawkinsville, Ga. She was born to the late G.W. and Gertrude Bell in Dekalb County, Ala., but had lived in the Rossville
Grace Mae Hogg Simmons, 73, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was a graduate of the 1958 class of Howard School, and received her bachelor of science and master of arts degrees from

Karen Smith

Karen Jane Smith, 65, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. A Celebration of Karen's Life will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home. Interment in Conasauga Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation noon-3

Annie Talley

Annie Maude Talley, 95, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Visitation will be from noon-1 p.m. on Monday and the funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2014, from Valley Funeral Home chapel in
Jean Thomas Vess, 89, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at a nursing home. She was born in Nashville, to the late Robert Scott Thomas and the late Jo Laughlin Thomas. At
Annette Wallace, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
John Floyd Ward, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. He passed away peacefully at his home in Hixson. John served in the military private first class form 1953

Jimmy Waters Sr.

Jimmy DeForest Waters Sr., 84, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. He was born in Chickamauga, to the late Joseph Ernest and Bertie Louise King Waters. He served his country in the U.S. Army
Mondeshe Danyel "Precious" White, 35, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday Aug. 29, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of Living Stones Church of God. She was preceded in death by her father,

Mary Williamson

Mary Frances Williamson, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Surviving, husband, Jimmy D. Williamson; children, Steve Williamson, Brenda Williamson; grandchildren Stephanie Williams, Calen Cooper; one great-grandchild, Scarlett Williams. Services: 1 p.m. today, Sept. 5,

In MemoryBryant Baker

September 23, 1930 - September 5, 2009 We miss and love you very much! From your loving wife, Rosa Baker, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends


Wallace "O Baby" Miles November 27, 1941 - September 5, 2012 Those we love dont go away they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and forever

In MemoryEarl Rose, Jr.

Fred T Vandiver Mar. 26, 1948-Sept. 3, 2014 Thank God I am finally free
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